June 19, 2015, Dayton, Ohio – The Dayton Fire Department, Dayton Power and Light, and community partners cooperated in an effort to help families and individuals with essential, short-term needs "After the Fire." The organizations joined community leaders and volunteers at the PNC Bank building downtown to announce the new community service and to assemble 50 “After the Fire” kits to be distributed to families and individuals who have suffered a catastrophic home fire. The kits will contain essential items for families including basic toiletries, plastic bags, laundry detergent, children's books/toys and more. Distributing the kits is a way firefighters can provide immediate support to fire victims even before they take advantage of services by agencies including the American Red Cross. The After the Fire program is a collaborative effort by the Dayton Fire Department, Dayton Power and Light, the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Kettering Health Network, Premier Health, and other distinguished partners. Each “After the Fire” kit will also contain an information guide designed to help fire victims recover from a home fire.